Category Archives: Exodus

Exodus 22:2-3 and Self-Defense

Exodus 22:2-3 posits a situation in which a thief is breaking into somebody’s home: 2 If a thief is found breaking in, and is beaten to death, no bloodguilt is incurred; 3 but if it happens after sunrise, bloodguilt is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Exodus, Rabbinics, Religion | 1 Comment

Hector Avalos’ Critique of Patterns of Evidence (About the Historicity of the Exodus)

Patterns of Evidence is a 2015 documentary arguing that the biblical Exodus happened in history.  On the blog, Debunking Christianity, biblical scholar Hector Avalos extensively critiques the documentary.  I am sharing this for the information that Avalos presents. http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2016/01/patterns-of-poor-research-critique-of.html

Posted in Bible, Exodus, History, Religion | Tagged , ,

Patterns of Evidence (the Exodus), Part 2

This morning, I was researching some of the claims that were made in the 2015 documentary, Patterns of Evidence, which argues that the biblical Exodus occurred during the time of Egypt’s Middle Kingdom.  I would like to talk about two … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Exodus, Religion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , ,

Patterns of Evidence (the Exodus), Part I

I recently watched the 2015 documentary, Patterns of Evidence, which is about the historicity of the biblical Exodus.  See here for the trailer.  You can watch the movie on Netflix. Before I offer some thoughts about the documentary, I would … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Exodus, History, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Simpler Sinaitic Covenant, Replaced by God’s Plan B?

For its Bible study, my church is going through The Unbreakable Promise: God’s Covenants with Abraham, Moses, and David with Michael Rydelnik.  In our latest session, Michael Rydelnik made some interesting points on the DVD.  Essentially, Michael Rydelnik speculated that … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Exodus, Religion | 1 Comment

Finders and Owners: Appreciating Laws as Laws, Not Advanced Ethical Concepts

In this post, I’ll use as my starting-point Deuteronomy 22:1-4, which I will quote in the King James Version: “(1.)Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Deuteronomy, Exodus, Jewish-Christian Relations, Religion | Tagged , , , , ,

Psalm 103

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 103.  I have two items. 1.  Psalm 103 talks a lot about God’s forgiveness and mercy.  The Psalmist appears to have Exodus 33:12-34:7 in mind.  In Exodus 33:12-23, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Exodus, Numbers, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Unsatisfied Quest: Justice and Mercy

In Exodus 34:6-7, God declares God’s character to Moses: “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Exodus, Religion

Astral Worship; Golden Calf; Odds-and-Ends

I’m continuing my way through Idolatry, by Moshe Halbertal and Avishai Margalit.  I have three items. 1.  Halbertal and Margalit ask if the ancients equated the astral bodies (i.e., the sun) with the gods of those astral bodies.  Their answer … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Exodus, Greco-Roman, Religion

Three Questions about Idolatry

I started Idolatry, by Moshe Halbertal and Avishai Margalit. I decided to read this book because I had questions about idolatry.  First, why does the Hebrew Bible forbid the Israelites to represent God visually, when it arguably maintains that God … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Exodus, Religion